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James E. Nick

June 30, 1960 — June 2, 2024

Wausau

James "Jim" Nick, 63, of Wausau, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 2, 2024.  He was born on June 30, 1960, to John and Joyce Nick, in Wisconsin.

In 1978, Jim graduated from Wausau East High School and worked several different jobs before he found his life's passion, working for American Family Insurance.  He opened his first office in Marshfield, and in 1986, he transferred his office to the Wausau area.  Jim quickly became American Family Insurance's top agent and held that status for many years.  

His passion for helping people knew no bounds.  Jim always had a big heart and always helped people, making sure they had clothes on their backs and food on their tables.  Throughout his business career and after his retirement, Jim worked with and helped support many charities.  The charities he was involved with are too many to name; but a few that he impacted are The Children's Hospital in Madison, The Neighbors Place, Friends of Wausau, Bridge Street Mission, Empowered Dream Hunt, and Marathon County Humane Society.

Aside from helping people, Jim enjoyed many activities, such as; shooting pool, golf, stock car racing, playing softball, as well as riding and racing snowmobiles.  Every November brought about one of Jim's true passions, deer hunting.  It was nine days of camaraderie with his buddies, hunting, spending time in the hunting cabin, making drives, and what he truly liked, dragging deer.  There was a little bit of time at the tavern as well.  

Jim was blessed in many ways, but his voice for singing was memorable.  He shared his voice with many people, singing at weddings, funerals, church and once in a while, karaoke.         

Jim will be deeply missed by so many people, including his mother, Joyce Nick; sister, Jacalyn Clark; niece, Nicole Pakonen; his dog, Macie; as well as many friends, acquaintances and colleagues. 

Jim is preceded in death by his father, John Nick; as well as his beloved dog, Bella.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, June 17, 2024, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wausau, with Pastor Dan Sire officiating.  A visitation will run from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon, at the church, with a break for family between services.  Bunkers will be hosting a celebration of Jim's life following the church service, where those who loved, Jim are encouraged to share stories and memories of his life. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you do what Jim would do, and help an organization that speaks to you.   
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, June 17, 2024

9:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

930 Edgewood Rd, Wausau, WI 54403

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Memorial Service

Monday, June 17, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

930 Edgewood Rd, Wausau, WI 54403

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Memorial Gathering

Monday, June 17, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Bunkers @ Tribute Golf Course

1001 Golf Club Rd, Wausau, WI 54403

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